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Hyun Bin Philippine Fan club sends custom shoes, ‘Hyun Bin beer’ on his birthday

Hyun Bin turned 38 years old last Friday. His fans celebrated the milestone with a virtual gathering and a craft beer they had especially made for the occasion. Hyun Bin Philippine Fan Club (HBPFC) members call it lovingly the “Hyun Bin beer.” Fred Calope of Boondocks Brewing describes the flavor of the beer as “an …

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Han So-hee and Ahn Bo-hyun join cast of Netflix’s ‘Undercover’

Revenge, drug and a lot of action. Netflix’s new action noir series “Undercover” promises all these things. It tells the story of Ji-u who joins a drug cartel and becomes a mole in the police force to seek the truth behind her father’s death. She encounters harsh truths in the course of carrying out her …

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BTS talk about success of “Dynamite” and love for ARMY on ‘Spotify: For The Record’ Podcast

Members of BTS talk about their latest release “Dynamite” in the latest episode of the Spotify’s  “For the record”.   The song set a new record on Spotify with 12.6 million streams in the first 24 hours of its release last month.   “BTS: The Band, The Brand & The ARMY” celebrates the milestone. The seven-member …

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How to invest on BTS through Big Hit Entertainment IPO

Next month, Big Hit Entertainment will begin its long-awaited initial public offering process. There has been plenty of excitement among investors and fans, as the label is home to global sensation BTS and boasts a valuation higher than the combined value of S.M. Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment, the country’s three major entertainment companies. …

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Documentary on Blackpink will be out on Netflix on Oct. 14

Netflix announced their first K-pop documentary, “Blackpink: Light Up the Sky,” which charts the meteoric rise of the South Korean four-member superstar girl group, BLACKPINK.  Directed by Caroline Suh,  director of the Netflix docuseries “Salt Fat Acid Heat,” and produced by RadicalMedia, the film interweaves exclusive interviews with never-before-seen footage of Blackpink members Jisoo, Jennie, …

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Gong Yoo, Bae Doo-na and Lee Joon confirmed to do the Netflix sci-fi thriller ‘The Silent Sea’

The upcoming Netflix Sci-fi thriller ‘The Silent Sea’ has an all-star cast of Gong Yoo, Bae Doo-na and Lee Joon. Set in a future Earth that has undergone desertification, “The Silent Sea” is the story of the members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the …

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How to make a request in Korean

There were many lessons we learned from the K-drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” and one of them was how to tell a receptionist that you need a room, for whatever it is you need it for. This is the topic of the third episode of the Inquirer podcast “Let’s Talk Oppa.” The Korean …

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Kpop artists move online to meet fans

Kpop artists move online to meet fans As the pandemic continues to persist, K-pop artists are increasingly going online to meet and communicate with their fans. Most recently, boy band Seventeen hosted their fourth annual fan meeting “Seventeen in Carat Land” on Sunday via fan community platform Weverse. It was a tightly-packed four-hour show that …

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BTS shares their thoughts on topping the Billboard

 Global sensation BTS broke another record on Tuesday by becoming the first South Korean act to land a No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart with their newest track, “Dynamite.”  Only one other Asian musician, Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, made it to the top of Billboard Hot 100 back in 1963. Korean soloist Psy got …

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Suzy Bae and Nam Joo-hyuk’s ‘Start-Up’ will premiere on October

In an upcoming drama “Start-up,” Suzy Bae and Nam Joo-hyuk work their way up in the corporate world of technology. The romantic comedy boasts an impeccable lineup of actors  including Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na.  It is directed by Oh Choong-hwan who also directed “Hotel del Luna,” “My Love from the Star” and “Doctors”.  It …

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